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Does anyone know if anyone still makes/sells these? You know the ones I am talking about are the little flux-core welders that look like a carryable jumper pack, or someguys even put them in backpacks, and carry them around...

I know Century used to make them, cause a friend had one, but I can't seem to find anyone that still makes one.. Anyone know?
 

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I heard Hobart was making and testing one.
I guess its not out yet.
I asked on their BBS what the status is.
 

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Does anyone know if anyone still makes/sells these? You know the ones I am talking about are the little flux-core welders that look like a carryable jumper pack, or someguys even put them in backpacks, and carry them around...

I know Century used to make them, cause a friend had one, but I can't seem to find anyone that still makes one.. Anyone know?
You used to be able to get them at lowes and home depot--but I haven't seen them in a long time....
 

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Hmm, I have one in the barn.. needs a new battery, from what I was told. Got it from a buddy, who I believe had it for out at Top Truck Challenge several years ago..(the yellow shortbox chevy that became the truck in the TTC compass logo...)...
 

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I have one that I bought at Harbor Freight a few years ago. I replaced the batteries less than a year ago and they are dead again even though I had them charged constantly. I moved away and haven't time to get back to the battery dealer to see why the batteries died. It is a slick unit when it works though...........
 

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I've used a Readywelder...uses external 12v batteries, either 2 or 3. I did some repairs with only 2 batteries and it burned HOT!!!
it would be much better if you had a 12 volt and a 6 volt battery...but who wants to carry around a 6 volt battery...

24 volts is rediculous for 035 wire and the metal thickness repaired on most trail repairs...i just did a recent certification at work for this on 3/8ths plate and had the welder set at 19.0 volts and about 195 amps, verticle up...3 passes
 

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I have one that I bought at Harbor Freight a few years ago. I replaced the batteries less than a year ago and they are dead again even though I had them charged constantly. I moved away and haven't time to get back to the battery dealer to see why the batteries died. It is a slick unit when it works though...........
The batteries died because you left them on charge constantly. Over charging them is just as bad as letting them sit there dead. It causes the lead plates in the battery to overheat and buckle. If you want to leave them on a charger all the time you've got to have something like a Battery Tender that won't over charge them.
 

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